"Shakti" - the name chosen for this bronze goddess by her creator - came through the inspired vision of a San Luis Obispo, CA artist.
A painter, sculptor and lifelong spiritual seeker influenced by the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda as a member of the Sunburst community, the artist had long been inspired by the notion of the Divine Feminine. Around 2017 he felt called to bring the energy and essence of goddess energy into three dimensional form through the medium of monumental bronze sculpture.
Beginning with one brick of clay, he worked on and off for close to three years in his Central Coast California studio, slowly bringing the goddess to life in this breathtaking form.
As she evolved into something close to her final form, many that came near her began to experience a profound healing and loving energy emanating from her, and some friends of the artist began meditating with her, alone and at times in small groups, to share in the experience. It quickly became apparent that something special had been brought to life.
One of the friends, Blake Beltram, felt a special connection to the sculpture and, after having an intense dream of taking her - in bronze form - around the country on a flatbed trailer... ultimately did just that.
Beltram (who co-founded Mindbody & stepped away from the company in 2019) purchased Shakti #1, which facilitated her casting in bronze form - a labor (and cost) intensive endeavor. He soon sponsored the creation of bronze Shakti #2, and began touring each of the awe-inspiring pieces around the entire west coast.
"Shakti's Journey" road trip began in late 2019, covering thousands of miles, dozens of cities, and turning countless thousands of heads on the highways of the western U.S. Not long after the tour began, the pandemic hit, altering the course of Shakti's Journey. The goddess took up temporary guest residence in Paso Robles, California... where Beltram's friend Doug Ayres has created a stunningly beautiful property & art experience at his Allegretto Vineyard Resort.
Shakti's purpose on the planet has never been more clear, or more needed. The collapse of the old way is giving rise to the new, where the divine feminine walks alongside the divine masculine. This is the purpose and energy she exudes.
Current day... Shakti now seeks a permanent home, where she can continue her mission to bless the lives of all those who come to visit, sit with (or on!), meditate with, and commune with her!
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